Why should organisations adopt the Pentest-as-a-Service model?
This subscriber-based model is much more cost-effective than the traditional one. Instead of conducting the remediation process on your own, the new pentest-as-a-service model offers direct access to your cybersecurity experts, who identified your vulnerabilities. This helps your organisation’s IT team manage remediation efficiently and effectively, leaving you more secure.
Also, PTaaS provides the flexibility and scalability demanded by businesses that may also require more Pen Testing than they once did. Previously, when organisations’ IT was more static, and applications and hardware were deployed less frequently, a single annual test on a business’ networks or applications was adequate.
However, with IT now more dynamic and constantly changing, the typical organisation now deploys more new applications than they used to, all of which comes with the increased risk of inadvertently introducing a new vulnerability. The ‘annual’ penetration test cannot keep up with the pace of business change, whereas, in contrast, PTaaS provides the scope for conducting multiple tests throughout the year.
Furthermore, the PTaaS model provides these reports in an interactive Platform rather than a static report, enabling each vulnerability to be addressed much more effectively. This removes the need for data to be extracted to track and manage remediation, ensuring that issues are not missed or overlooked as businesses handle multiple reports.
With the increasing reliance on Pen Testing, it’s clear that current models can no longer deliver the level of assurance in security as they once did. What’s needed is a service that not only exposes organisations’ vulnerabilities but helps them patch them up effectively and efficiently.
*or up to 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater.